Democenter-Sipe Foundation collects institutions, trade associations, banking foundations and more than 60 local companies. It has separate branches at Modena and Mirandola Technopoles, and it supervises Knowbel – the Business Incubator for Modena Technopole in Spilamberto.

For each euro from public resources invested in the Foundation, Democenter returns 39 back to the territory. A positive driving force, that in one year has been reflected in more than 12 M euro went to facilitate the launching of several business research and innovation projects.


Such positive trend has created 240 new highly professional and qualified jobs, almost all intented to young university graduates. These resources represent also a concrete support to the 137 start up that have chosen the incubators’ services as well as the opportunities offered by the Foundation’s networks.

Democenter Foundation, winning the call for proposals from Emilia-Romagna Region financed by EU POR FESR funds after the 2012 earthquake, has realized and is currently managing the Technopole of Mirandola. The aim is to offer to companies operating within the biomedical field high-level services for applied research, industrial development, product validation and continuous training for their technicians and researchers. Working alongside the local companies, especially the SMEs, the Technopole of Mirandola wishes to extend and amplify their further development capabilities.